Burley, New Forest, Hampshire
Burley is one of those villages in the New Forest that attracts a lot of attention from visitors and it’s easy to see why – it’s so quintessentially pretty. Plenty of olde worlde charm, traditional shops alongside art galleries, tea rooms, a cider farm and a pub – the Queen’s Head, which gets busy in the summer so best to arrive early if you’re going for lunch. New Forest ponies and cattle potter about as they’ve done for centuries, happy as Larry ambling through the village; it's all utterly idyllic.
Burley has some interesting history, of witchcraft and smuggling; you’ll be able to find out all about it, and if you’re that way inclined you can even buy a broomstick in one of the gift shops. It's not the best mode of transport these days though, a much better idea if you have time is to go to the cycle hire shop, get sorted out with some wheels and head off into the beautiful forest to explore at your leisure.
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